Journal article

Unilateral uterine torsion secondary to an inflammatory endometrial polyp in the bitch

BA Chambers, MA Laksito, F Long, GD Yates

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

A 9-year-old bitch was presented because of lethargy and abdominal distension. Abdominal ultrasound revealed an enlarged, fluid-filled uterus and associated mass. Subsequent exploratory laparotomy revealed unilateral uterine torsion involving the mass. Recovery following ovariohysterectomy was uneventful and the histopathological diagnosis was of a benign endometrial inflammatory polyp. Reports of uterine torsion in the English-language literature are reviewed to identify factors associated with the incidence of uterine torsion. The aetiology of the cystic endometrial hyperplasia/pyometra complex and its possible role in the development of inflammatory polypoid lesions in the bitch is also d..

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